Sullenberger is the pilot who safely landed the plane on the Hudson.
Sullenberger contacted librarians and asked for an extension on the loan and a waiver on the overdue fine. The reason? The book is in the cargo hold of the US Airways plane that made an emergency landing last month in New York’s Hudson River. Sullenberger is the pilot who made that landing. No one was seriously injured.
Fresno State library officials were impressed with Sullenberger’s sense of responsibility… and waived all fines and fees, even the one for losing the book. The library’s going one step further: when the replacement book goes up on the shelf, it will have a special template in front, dedicating it to Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Oh, by the way. The topic of that book? Professional ethics.
Thanks to H again for the link! That link has a bunch of other accidental maps. 🙂 According to the site, the word cartocacoethes means, “the compulsion to see maps everywhere”. I love it. I love trying to roll around the syllables in my mouth. I love how dense the word is. And the maps themselves on that link were so very awesome. And dare I say it? Made of happy. *cough*
Do you have a favorite “big word” to share? Please do!
I have never seen a museum display this cool. I’ve never seen anything that came close to this in any sort of museum or educational setting that is so engaging and able to communicate a sense of history in a visually stunning, storytelling, cool way. I just can’t use enough positive adjectives to gush about this thing.
Please go to the youtube page for it and watch it in high quality. WOW. Just WOW. That person who designed it needs some sort of award. I know I sound like a raving maniac by now, but I am so excited by the idea that you can make history & learning just so awesome. This seems like the right way to engage people, young and old alike, not lame “edutainment” games I’ve seen in stores.